I was born and grew up in Cradley Heath in the Black Country, before moving to Bromsgrove in Worcesterhire, where I now live and have my studio I am a mainly self taught artist and have drawn for as long as I can remember. I am a member of The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI), The Association of Animal Artists and Worcester Society of Artists.
I was awarded a Silver citation for my work titled 'Clouded Leopard' by The Wildlife Art society International in 2018.
I was a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of The Year 2019, held at the Mall galleries, London.
A visit to Kenya in 1985 left an indelible mark on me, the scenery, the people and especially the wildlife has inspired a lasting love of the natural world. When my subject matter is of African origin I find myself transported back there and can almost smell that African air. I am passionate about trying to capture the beauty, majesty and diversity of our natural world and hope to transport the viewer also into the natural world.
I work predominantly in Graphite pencil on Hot press cotton paper, My drawings generally take between 60 and 120 hours, I rarely produce just one piece of work at a time, I feel this keeps the work fresh, as it gives me the opportunity to leave alternate works, so you keep coming back with a new eye. This however does mean that each piece takes weeks sometimes months to complete.
Work is available as Originals and limited edition prints, which provide a more affordable way to own art that is not mass produced.
Conservation is close to my heart, I am a member of various wildlife conservation organisations and donate work to help raise funds.
My work is available to view and buy at The Jinney Ring Craft Centre in Hanbury, Worcestershire and at Artyfacts, in Bromsgrove. I also show at exhibitions both locally and Nationally.
I run drawing workshops and I am available for demonstrations.
I am happy to discuss any commissions, should you want a unique art work of your wildlife animal or pet.